Balance and Composure Sign to Vagrant, Announce New Album Light We Made
We’re stoked to welcome Balance and Composure to the Vagrant family. Today the band has announced their third album, Light We Made, will be released on October 7th. Fans who pre-order the album now will instantly receive the project's lead track "Postcard". Special pre-order bundles of Light We Made will also launch today (July 25th) at 3pm ET with multiple limited-edition color variations of the LP artwork and merch.
Light We Made, which was produced by Will Yip (Nothing, Pity Sex), marks a milestone for the band, as this time around they've toned down their hardcore and punk-rock roots, to present a body of work that is dominated by soothing, harmonic tracks. The LP's coherent mood of transcendent moments are driven by the band experimenting with new sonic elements - weaving in dreamy synth chords, melodic guitar riffs, and atmospheric bass grooves and drum beats to hit home the delivery of the songs' emotional lyrics.
"This album is the culmination of the last 3 years, and how musically the band wanted to be more creative than ever before. We took time off to experience life, pushing ourselves to try things that we previously hadn't, which in return inspired us to record something that would stand out. This LP is a sonic progression for us, and we're excited to share it with everyone."
In support of the new LP, Balance and Composure will bring their live set on the road this Fall for a North American headline tour, plus will make an appearance at this year's Riot Fest in Chicago, and will open for Hum on September 24th in Pomona, CA. Tickets for the Balance and Composure headline tour go on sale this Friday, July 29th. Head HERE for more information, and see all tour dates.
Balance and Composure – Light We Made: iTunes | Vinyl/Bundles | Spotify
Josiah & The Bonnevilles Announce North American Tour with Allison Weiss
Josiah & The Bonnevilles is excited to announce they will be sharing the road with Allison Weiss this September. Kicking off on September 16th in Denver CO, the North American tour will the Josiah & The Bonnevilles through the Midwest, down the East Coast, and wrap up in West Hollywood on October 1st.
Just last month the band released their debut EP, Cold Blood. After recently wrapping up US tour dates with William Elliott Whitmore in support including a stop at the Radio 104.5 Philly Bday Fest alongside Twenty One Pilots and Awolnation to name a few. Since then, Josiah & the Bonnevilles have been on the road in Canada supporting Northcote, and will be on the road throughout August before meeting up with Allison Weiss. A full list of dates can be found below.
Josiah & the Bonnevilles will finish recording their debut album, which is slated for a fall release. Stay tuned for more news to come.
Josiah & the Bonnevilles – Cold Blood: iTunes | Spotify
PJ Harvey Shares New Track "Guilty"
Today, PJ Harvey has released a new song titled “Guilty” which is taken from the sessions that produced her current album, The Hope Six Demolition Project. The sessions took place in January 2015 during Harvey's month long residency at London’s Somerset House--“Recording in Progress”—in which audiences were given the opportunity to see her at work with her band and producers in a purpose-built studio.
As previously reported, PJ Harvey will return to the U.S. next month for the first time since her tour for 2011’s acclaimed Let England Shake, playing two dates: August 16 at Terminal 5 in New York City and August 18 at Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles.
PJ Harvey will play 17 headline dates across the UK and Europe later this year, including two shows at London’s Brixton Academy in October, followed by Glasgow, Manchester and Wolverhampton.
Following the April release of her UK #1 album The Hope Six Demolition Project, PJ Harvey returned to the world stage last month for the first time in 4 years, starting a summer of festival shows with an acclaimed headline performance at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound, ahead of headlining both London’s Field Day and Glastonbury Festival. Harvey is deservedly considered to be one of Britain’s most innovative and important recording artists, and NME recently called her“one of the world's finest performers - commanding, contemplative and absolutely flawless.”
Directed by renowned British theatre director Ian Rickson, dressed by Ann Demeulemeester, and with lighting by Adam Silverman and set design by multi-media artist Jeremy Herbert, the show is receiving fantastic reviews around the world. From the moment the 10 strong band march onto the stage playing their instruments, the audience is transported into a truly unique concert experience; powerful, enchanting, thought provoking, joyous, and beautifully crafted, filled with songs that are a reflection of our times. Harvey is joined by long-time collaborators John Parish, Mick Harvey, and Jean-Marc Butty, and friends Alain Johannes, Terry Edwards, James Johnston, Kenrick Rowe, Alessandro Stefana and Enrico Gabrielli.
The full list of newly confirmed UK/Europe dates, including two festivals can be found HERE.
Bad Suns Announce Sophomore Album Disappear Here
California’s own Bad Suns are excited to announce the release of their sophomore album, Disappear Here, on September 16, 2016 via Vagrant Records/BMG US. Today fans can pre-order the album on iTunes and receive an instant download of the title track, “Disappear Here”. “We wanted to capture the emotion of a crossroads in life being suddenly interrupted by the ground collapsing beneath your feet,” says frontman Christo Bowman on the single. Fans can stream the track below.
With producer Eric Palmquist once again at the helm, Disappear Here is complete with thirteen tracks that serve as a follow up to 2014’s critically acclaimed debut, Language & Perspective, which garnered much praise from the press with Idolator claiming they are “a band on the cusp of a major commercial breakthrough,” KROQ calling them “superstars in the making,” and Nylon Magazine stating “the band’s sound is the sort of rock that we just never get enough of: anthemic without being soulless, hard-driving while still having a heart.”
In preparation for the album’s release, Bad Suns kick off their North American tour today in Tucson, Arizona with a SOLD OUT headline date at Club Congress before they meet up with Halsey. A full list of dates can be found HERE.
Bad Suns – Disappear Here: iTunes | Vinyl/Bundles | Spotify
Death Spells To Release Nothing Above, Nothing Below on July 29
DEATH SPELLS have announced the release of their new album Nothing Above, Nothing Below on July 29th!
The album was recorded and produced by James Dewees and Frank Iero between 2012 and 2016. The song “why is love so disastrous?” premiered yesterday on BBC’s Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter.
“DEATH SPELLS is very different from anything we have done in the past collectively,” says Dewees. “It's noisy, it's angry, it's beauty, it's the monster you don't want to look at yet you can't look away.” “This DEATH SPELLS record has been something I've wanted for 4 years,” said Iero. “The initial band started back in 2012 in an apartment in North Hollywood California, and because life sometimes gets in the way it has taken a back seat to other projects James and I have been working on. But I knew I could not go any further until these songs were revealed, and now death spells' time has finally come.”
Tickets are on sale now for the group’s first tour which includes shows in London, Moscow, and New York City within one week. Full dates and details can be found HERE.
DEATH SPELLS - Nothing Above, Nothing Below: iTunes Pre-Order | Spotify
Thrice Announces Fall North American Tour
Thrice is pleased to announce they’ll be back in the fall, headlining shows across North America with support from La Dispute and Nothing,Nowhere. A full list of dates can be found below, pre-sale tickets can be purchased HERE. General on-sale takes place this Friday, June 17th at 12pm local time.
Thrice On Tour:
6/15 Silver Spring MD @ The Fillmore
6/16 New York NY @ PlayStation Theater (SOLD OUT)
6/17 Philadelphia PA @ The Fillmore
6/18 Sayreville NJ @ Starland Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
6/19 Boston MA @ House of Blues
6/21 Toronto ON @ Sound Academy (SOLD OUT)
6/22 Detroit MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
6/23 Chicago IL @ House of Blues (SOLD OUT)
6/24 Lawrence KS @ Granada Theatre
6/25 Denver CO @ The Summit Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
9/15 San Francisco CA @ Warfield Theatre
9/16 Portland OR @ Crystal Ballroom
9/17 Seattle WA @ Showbox SODO
9/18 Vancouver BC @ Commodore Ballroom
9/20 Salt Lake City UT @ The Complex
9/22 Omaha NE @ Slowdown
9/23 Minneapolis MN @ First Avenue
9/24 Milwaukee WI @ The Rave
9/25 Cleveland OH @ Agora Theater
9/27 Pittsburgh PA @ Stage AE
9/28 Columbus OH @ Newport Music Hall
9/29 Nashville TN @ Cannery Ballroom
9/30 St Louis MO @ The Pageant
10/01 Oklahoma City OK @ Diamond Ballroom
10/02 Dallas TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
10/04 Albuquerque NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/05 Tucson AZ @ Rialto Theatre
10/06 Santa Ana CA @ The Observatory
10/07 Las Vegas NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
10/08 Los Angeles CA @ The Novo
Thrice - To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere: iTunes | Amazon | Spotify
LP Premieres "Strange" on NPR All Songs Considered
LP is one of the featured artists on today's show for NPR’s All Songs Considered in support of her new single "Strange," and forthcoming EP, Death Valley – out this Friday, June 17th. Head HERE or jump below to listen to "Strange," which artfully showcases LP's dominate vocal range, a roaring chorus line that is an underlining message, and a declarative invitation, for listeners to embrace their own individuality and "strangeness."
Thrice's To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere Charts #8 on US Soundscan Top Current Album Chart, Highest Chart Debut of Career
Congratulations to Thrice on the release of their ninth studio album, To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere! The much-anticipated album sold nearly 22,000 copies first week, landing itself the #8 spot on the US Soundscan Top Current Albums Chart, the band’s highest debut in their 18-year career!
“It’s maybe my favorite record we’ve ever made,” says frontman Dustin Kensrue. Fans agree. TBEITBN was also the #1 Indie Release, #1 Current Rock, #1 Hard Music, #1 Current Alternative, and #1 LP Vinyl and #15 on Billboard’s Top 200 for the week.
The album single “Black Honey” debuted at #38 on the Mediabase Active Rock Chart and #35 on the BDS/R+R Mainstream Rock Chart this week with a total radio audience of almost 2M. This is the first single from Thrice to chart on Active Rock since 2003’s “Artist In The Ambulance”. Additionally the song has been streamed 1.7M times on Spotify.
In celebration of TBEITBN’s release, Thrice kicked off their North American headlining tour this past Friday with a SOLD OUT play at The Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles. They’ll be on the road throughout the month of June. A full list of dates can be found HERE.
Thrice - To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere: iTunes | Amazon | Spotify
Watch The Premiere of Mayer Hawthorne's Man About Town Short Film
Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Mayer Hawthorne’s fourth full-length record, Man About Town was released in April. Today, Mayer is sharing his short film, a neo-noir detective thriller named after his album. The film is the long form version of three separate music videos (“Cosmic Love,” “Love Like That,” and “Get You Back”) and can be viewed below and purchased on iTunes.
Mayer recently wrapped up the first leg of a headlining US tour in support of his fourth album, and after a short break he’ll be taking off again in mid June. A full list of dates can be found HERE.
LP Announces Death Valley EP, Premieres Video for "Lost on You" via Noisey
Today, LP announced that she will release her forthcoming EP, Death Valley, on June 17th! The EP includes spaghetti-western inspired ballad "Lost on You," which the track's music video premieres on Noisey today. An ode to a failed relationship and a love lost - "Lost on You" went viral, peaking at #3 on Hype Machine's Popular Chart, and landed #6 on Spotify's Viral Chart its debut week. Internationally, "Lost on You" just hit #1 in Greece and #2 in Portugal.
LP's extraordinary vocal range and strong, cinematic music production on the single, which was produced by Mike Del Rio from Republic Records' duo POWERS, beautifully translates into the video that was directed by Chuck David Willis.
LP told Noisey, "This video is the closest I've ever come to having an intimate cinematic representation of my memories and my real life merging. Kinda wild being an actor in your own life for a little . It really heightened my sense of moving on and what that actually looks like."